Earlier today I read a terrific blog by Jessica. It was simply inspiring. I decided if she can teach her own children Spanish, then so can I. Okay, actually I've been "teaching" them for several years, but I haven't really put my heart into it. Well, this time will be different.
So, what's my plan? Here I will talk about the ups and downs of teaching Spanish to my little guys (ages 5 & 8). There will be times I'll probably will want to pull out my hair and other times I will be jumping up and down with joy. I plan on writing about the activities I do with them, including the resources we use (cds, web sites, podcasts, books).
I will also write about my preschool Spanish class. (Now you're probably wondering why I can't seem to teach my own children, but can teach a class. Ever heard of the shoe cobbler's children?) I'm about to enter my third year of teaching at the same preschool and I can't wait for it to begin. I love teaching this age group.
And lastly, I'll talk about continuing my own Spanish studies. I have been studying Spanish since I was 14 years old and except for a few years after my college graduation in 1993, I haven't stopped. I have a BA in Spanish and studied abroad in Spain, but unfortunately those few years when I didn't keep up with the language hurt me. I'm determined more than ever to get back to my previous level.
So, thank you for joining me on this journey. Now let's get down to business. ¡Adelante!